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Eric Goll

June 28, 1996 — August 11, 2016

Eric was a very unique, caring, loving, joyous and very friendly young man. He was such a great motivation to his friends and many other young and older students, through his short life. He was definitely one of the finest athletes — very dedicated and committed to football — the game he loved.

Eric Kaye Goll II was born on June 28, 1996, the second of two children of Mr. Eric Kaye Goll I and Mrs. Pinky Bemah-Goll. He was a big—little brother to sister, Miss Erica D. Goll.

Eric’s early childhood education was in Ewing, New Jersey where he attended the Parkway Elementary School until the family moved to Florida in 2004. He completed his elementary education at Lake Marion Elementary School. He attended Dundee Ridge Middle School and then on to Haines City High School where he graduated in the spring of 2014.

While attending Haines City High School, Eric was always a leader. He won a gold medal as a high school wrestler. He was voted All-American in various different sports, but football was his sport. He was captain of the Defensive Unit. He played defensive nose guard and offensive tackle. He was given the nickname “Bubba Chops” on the high school team by his coach because he loved to do knee lift exercises that were called chops. He never wanted to stop. He was very respectful of his coaches and in turn was very respected by them. He worked and played alongside many NFL players on several different occasions. He was a big man with a plan and hoped to be an NFL player. He was a true leader on and off the field.

In February of 2014, Eric signed a letter of Intent and committed to play football at Chadron State College. He enrolled in August of the same year. After one season at CSC, he relocated to Tallahassee and spent two seasons at Florida A&M University. Eric returned to Chadron State College in Nebraska in the summer of 2016 until his death.

He is survived by father, Eric K. Goll; mother, Pinky Goll; sister, Erica Goll; and step-brother, Eldridge Goll. His Weatherford family: dad, Danny Couch; mom, Brenda Couch; brothers, Sam Couch & Joseph McGee; sisters, Natalie McGee, Hannah Couch, Kaylen Couch.

He is preceded in death by grandparents, Alfred D. Goll, Melissa Goll, Peter K. Bemah, Frama C. Bardey.

Wake will be held on Friday, August 26 at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary of Central Christian Church and Fellowship (Cuppett) Hall. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 27 at 10:00 am in the Sanctuary of Central Christian Church with interment following.

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